“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
Positive thinking means approaching life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It is a mental attitude in which you expect good and favorable results. It empower you and make you feel stronger and more confident. Positive thinking has strong effects on your personality, health, level of energy, and your creativity. The more positive and optimistic you are, the happier you will be in life.
In fact positive thinking is the key to a longer life, scientists have found. Research suggests that it can slash the risk of a heart attack by half.
Negative thoughts bring about the opposite to the mind. They disempower you and make you feel weaker and less confident. Whenever you think or say something negative, you give your power away. You feel angry and defensive. You feel frustrated and unhappy. Over time, negative thinking can make you physically ill, stress and even affect your relationships. Negative thinking leads to mental illness and decreased effectiveness and productivity.
“Henry Ford said if you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Your goal, therefore, if you want to live a wonderful life, is to cultivate positive emotions and get rid of negative ones. The elimination of negative emotions is the most important single step you can take toward health, happiness, and personal wellbeing. Each time you take complete control over your thoughts and feelings, and discipline yourself to keep them positive, the quality of both your inner and outer lives improves. In the absence of negative emotions, your mind automatically ﬁlls with the positive emotions that generate feelings of happiness and fulfilment.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” – Willie Nelson
Relationship between Positive Thinking and Destiny :
I am not sure who is the author of these few lines but it depict a clear relationship between your thoughts and destiny.
- Watch your thoughts, they become words.
- Watch your words, they become actions.
- Watch your actions, they become habits.
- Watch your habits, they become your character.
- Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Before you move to the next post about success, remember that positive thinking is not a substitute for positive action and it should never be confused with fantasizing ( daydreaming about something desired).